SUMMER 2020 RESIDENCY CALL – WRITING PROJECT

Can Serrat, approximately 1187 square meters, is a classic old Catalan farmhouse.  In 1989, eleven Norwegian artists bought the house and renovations began. The space operates as a center for artistic and writing production. Can Serrat is located in the beautiful environment of El Bruc, a small village that skirts the mountain of Montserrat, and […]

Can Serrat, approximately 1187 square meters, is a classic old Catalan farmhouse.  In 1989, eleven Norwegian artists bought the house and renovations began. The space operates as a center for artistic and writing production. Can Serrat is located in the beautiful environment of El Bruc, a small village that skirts the mountain of Montserrat, and is just forty-five kilometers from Barcelona.  The house provides various spaces and workshops for working in an awe-inspiring surrounding natural environment. A pleasant walk along paths and trails leads one from the house to the foot of the mountain, where one can enjoy a spectacular view of Les Agülles, or The Needles, of Montserrat.

Can Serrat functions as a community where people from different cultures, fields, and topics of research can meet under the same roof. The house organizes ongoing projects that everyone is welcome to participate in during their stay here.  These include, but are not limited to, a selected residency program for contemporary art and writing projects, a local nonprofit organization called Els Amics de Can Serrat that organizes activities within the local context, and a co-op for local and ecological products. Every month the house welcomes and organizes different activities in order to activate the research of the projects in production: sound recorded debates proposed by residents themselves, a monthly open mic, a dinner in which we invite local citizens of the village to have a cultural exchange with the household, project presentations, a book club in which we share resources by reading excerpts and texts in various languages, ping pong, and visits to relevant cultural project spaces and other residencies.

Can Serrat is a space of creation, community, and process.  As such, the activities we organize are oriented around this idea and reflect an interest in being present to that process, research, question, doubt, understanding, curiosity, and debate.

Within the residency program Can Serrat offers individual support and resources to each resident as need be. The call is open to all themes and writing genres. Selected residents will have the time and space to work on their own writing projects while in residence at Can Serrat.

Dates of the residency will be:

Full grant: July – August 2020

Partial grants: July and September 2020

 

Deadline to apply: December 1st, 2019

Results will be announced: January 2019

 

The jury will be composed of:

Sophie Blais (Director) and Sarah Goodchild Robb (Artist coordination and administration)

+ Martha Luisa Hernandez __ cuban poet  __ https://rialta-ed.com/author/martha-luisa-hernandez-cadenas/

Duration of residency
Between 1 month minimum to 2 months maximum -- Full grant: August – September 2020 // Partial grants: Between July and September 2020
Accommodation
shared (maximum 3 persons in the room) or private bedroom (shared bathrooms)
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
writing projects (poetry, fiction, research, theatre, screenwriter, etc) -- shared studio space with individual desk, human resources and connections with the direct context of Catalonia, in order to help the writing process, reader clubs and recorded debates.
Studio / Workspace
studios are shared + a 10000m2 garden to find the right corner to sit and work
Fees and support
The jury will select 16 proposals to be a part of the summer writing residency.  The breakdown will be the following: - 1 fully funded grant - 5 grant at 70% cost (570€ to be covered by the selected resident) - 5 grant at 50% cost (930€ to be covered by the selected resident) - 5 grant at 30% cost (1290€ to be covered by the selected resident)  Consult conditions here.
Expectations towards the artist
Can Serrat expects the resident to focus on her/his research and production -- to be present to the process -- Can Serrat organizes several activities related to production processes of selected residents, also related to the direct rural context.

Application deadline
2019-12-01

Residency starts
2020-07-01

Residency ends
2020-09-30

Location
Spain/Spain

Link to more information
http://canserrat.org/summer-2020-residency-call-writing-project